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(VII) Img. ID: 41856 Torah finials , , Brno (Brünn), 1749 (ins.) edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1749 (ins.)
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Austria-Hungary/Habsburg Monarchy
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Czech Republic | Moravia | Brno (Brünn)
8 Community Ashkenazi
| Shendshov?
9 Collection Czech Republic | Jewish Museum in Prague (ŽMP)
| 3 (SZM 12207)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Horse
Squirrel cracking a nut |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 729-9
19a Scan No. S070817
20 Description

"נגמר מלאכת הקודש ז'ד'[?] אלול תקט לפק"

"הקטן יצחק ב'הרבני [=בן הרבני] מהר"ר [=מורנו הרב רבי] שאול הלוי זצ"ל [=זכר צדיק לברכה] ח'פ' [=חונה פה] ק"ק [=קהילת קודש] שענדשוב"

The silver Torah Finial consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The shaft is cylindrical and is supported by a round raised base which is decorated with scrolls inhabited by animals. The first finial bears a horse, a bird, and a ram. The second finial bears a unicorn, an eagle and a lion. The lower strip of the base is circumfered by a dedicatory inscription inscribed in square filled letters and reads on the first finial: "The holy work was completed, the month of Elul the year (5)509 (=1749)" It continues on the second finial and reads: "The humble Isaac, son of the learned in Torah, our teacher, the Rabbi, R.Saul Ha-Levi the righteous of blessed memory, completed here in the holy community Shondshov." The shaft is encircled by a spiral band of leaves. The globular body is composed of two parts. The bottom half repeats the pattern of the shaft and the top half is decorated as the base with inhabited scrolls. On the first finial appear a lion, a bird and a deer, and on the second finial appear a griffon, a squirrel and a bird. An acorn shaped apex surmounts the body.

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a